I wasn’t sure what to call these. They are similar to twice baked potatoes except that the entire potato isn’t baked a second time. Instead, creamy sour cream mashed potatoes with bacon and chives are stuffed into the roasted potato skins.  I didn’t want to bake the whole thing a second time once they were stuffed because I wanted the the purple color to be vibrant and not browned by the oven.

On May 14, 2011, a national food blogger bakesale will be happening all across the country to raise money for Share Our Strength, an organization working to end childhood hunger across America.

I’m super excited that San Diego is one of the cities participating, and the San Diego event is being organized by Marie of Meandering Eats.

Beer bread + bacon + gruyere cheese = An amazing grilled cheese sandwich.

I love beer bread. It’s so easy to make. And the end result is a crusty bread, with a chewy interior similar to artisan breads but without all the work. A faint taste of beer aroma remains in the bread that is pleasant for beer lovers and for beer haters.